We are very proud of the Library at Outwood Academy Newbold. It provides an excellent resource for students and staff with over 12000 books as well as magazines, newspapers and computers.

You can now access the school Library catalogue from home to see what resources we have available via this link -

Every student in school is a member of the Library and we encourage everyone to regularly borrow books, recognising the strong links between reading and attainment.

We run reading groups, work with local primary schools, shadow book awards and organise reading themed events.

The library is open every day, with qualified staff on hand to offer guidance. Students are welcome to use the Library at breaks, lunchtimes and before school from 8am.

We also offer a full programme of Enrichment after school.

Current enrichment programme:

  • Monday – Year 7 Reading Group
  • TuesdayCLOSED (staff briefing)
  • Wednesday – Homework and strategic board games
  • Thursday – Accelerated Reader drop in and homework
  • FridayCLOSED

Look out for our new KS3 Reading Club starting on Wednesdays after Easter – details to come!

Newbold Reading Partnership – KS3

We are developing a new ‘Reading Partnership’ designed to help parents/carers support our students in Year 7/8 with their reading and comprehension skills. Students identified as having a low ‘reading age’ are invited to participate in a 10 week scheme. This involves them reading 1:1 at home and is monitored by Librarians in school.

If you feel your child could benefit from this support then please get in touch.

Accelerated Reader

All students in Year 7 and 8 (and some in Year 9) participate in the Accelerated Reader reading scheme. More details about the scheme can be found in the attached presentation (link below).

Students can log in to take quizzes on books they have read by following the link below:

For username or password queries please contact the Library.


If you have any queries or would like to come into school to visit the Library please contact us: (01246) 230550 ext. 134.

You can follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news @NewboldLibrary

Mrs Hill and Mrs Bosett-Roberts – Librarians

Accelerated Reader Log

If you need to print a replacement ‘Accelerated Reader – Reading Log’ please click the link below to download the electronic version of the ‘Reading Log’ and then follow these instructions:

  • Open the document and select ‘Print’
  • Change the print settings to ‘Booklet’
  • Change the orientation to ‘Landscape’
  • Please print this in ‘Black and White’ only

Check out our recommended reading lists below

Looking for an inspirational or challenging read?

Please call into the Library and pick up our new ‘Challenge and Inspire’ reading list.